When will Apple do EFI 2.0 on the Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Radiating, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Radiating, Apr 13, 2013
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    Radiating macrumors 65816

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    I need to instal windows 7x64 in UEFI mode on a Mac Mini which requires EFI 2.0.

    Currently the Mac Mini has EFI 1.7, which is an ancient EFI implementation that does not work with a ton of hardware or UEFI opperating systems. It also prevents software developers from tripple booting or booting more than 2 opperating systems to test compatability.

    Does anyone know when Apple might update the Mac Mini to EFI 2.0? If ever? I'm a little suprised they updated to an i7 processor and enabled it to work as workstation but haven't done anything about the old EFI issue.
     
  2. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

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    To my knowledge, the updated Bootcamp that came with 10.8.3 uses some form of EFI to address 3 TB HDs.

    As for Apple using UEFI: not likely.
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    What feature do you need, that requires UEFI, which doesn't work through BootCamp or Virtual machines? It is just triple booting?
     
  4. Radiating thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Tripple booting & eGPU. Both if which require EFI 2.0
     

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